Awards and Honors

Awards in the Barony of Politarchopolis

The lists of holders of awards was last updated: August 15, AS LII (2017).

This page of the West Kingdom web site awards list system is used to explain the various awards that are listed in the West Kingdom Awards List that may be given by The Baron and/or Baroness of Politarchopolis.

Descriptions of awards and tokens comes from a variety of sources, including but not limited to: The Laws of the Barony of Politarchopolis, the West Kingdom Ceremony Book, an article in the West Kingdom Herald's Handbook on Awards, Baronial websites, or heralds, etc.

Most of the data is fairly straightforward, although the herald did not provide the names of the Barons and Baronesses who gave the awards. On the day of changover I guessed, if this is incorrect, if someone sends me updated/corrected info, I will happily fix it.

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Order of the Cordon Rouge
The Order of the Cordon Rouge was registered in January 1996 and is the highest Baronial award of Politarchopolis. It is given by the Baron and Baroness to a person who has tied the Barony together, and is only bestowed once a year. The badge is a red mascle knot on a white field and the token can be in any medium, made by the previous recipient. In recent years, the token has been an embroidered pouch. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Cordon Rouge

Free Citizen of Politarchopolis
This award is granted very rarely for an exceptional, one-time service to the Barony. Free Citizenship confers the right of free entry to Politarchopolis events for one year. Listing of all Free Citizens of Politarchopolis

Politarchopolis Fellowship of Grace
This award is given at the Baroness’ discretion for exceptional grace, courtesy and chivalry. It is only given once a year and the token is a sun in his splendour in any medium, a symbol of Baroness Politarchopolis Mathilde whom established the award. Listing of all Members of the Politarchopolis Fellowship of Grace

Pensioner - Sergeant of the Guard
When a Baronial Guard member is stood down, they are inducted into the Pensioners of Politarchopolis. Once a year, traditionally at the Valentine’s event, the Pensioners are paid a stipend of twelve peppercorns and one gold coin (usually made of chocolate). The payment of the Pensioners was begun by Baron and Baroness Politarchopolis as a dig at Brennan, who was very young at the time. Listing of all Current and Past Pensioners - Sergeant of the Guard

Order of the Burley Griffin
This award was registered in 1996, and is given for excellence in service, arts and sciences, and arts martial – differentiated by the colour of the ribbon or cord from which the token is hung. The token is a pewter griffin segreant and the ribbons are white (service), green (arts and sciences) and red (arts martial). Listing of all Members of the Order of the Burley Griffin

Pensioner
When a Baronial Guard member is stood down, they are inducted into the Pensioners of Politarchopolis. Once a year, traditionally at the Valentine’s event, the Pensioners are paid a stipend of twelve peppercorns and one gold coin (usually made of chocolate). The payment of the Pensioners was begun by Baron and Baroness Politarchopolis as a dig at Brennan, who was very young at the time. Listing of all Current and Past Pensioners

Order of the Griffin's Wing
The Griffin’s Wing was registered in January 1996 and is given to those outside the Barony who have given great service to Politarchopolis. The original token was a red pouch decorated with a white wing, however, a pewter griffin’s wing suspended on a ribbon has also been used. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Griffin's Wing

Order of the Griffin's Egg
The Griffin’s Egg was registered in January 1996 and is an award given to the children of Politarchopolis for their contribution to the Barony. It is given to children under the age of 16 and may be given for many fields of endeavour – for example, enthusiasm, politeness, skill or for lending a helping hand. The token is a metal griffin hatching from an egg, suspended on a ribbon of any colour. Listing of all Members of the Order of the Griffin's Egg

Huntsman
This award is given to combat archers. There is a banner, made by Lady Isabella Vitale, to which the devices of new members are added. There is aso a horn, which is held by the Captain of Archers. Listing of all Current and Past Huntsmen of Politarchopolis

Baronial Cypher
Given for service to the Coronets ... Listing of all Recipients of the Baronial Cypher


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